4th of July, 2024: Spectacular Fireworks & Independence Day Fun

In 2024, the 4th of July is a Thursday. Whether you have an Independence Day Go-To Plan or you like to switch things up each year, we’re collecting the details for you. To make it easier, we list fireworks displays first and then list celebrations separately by area of the metro. It is early days for our first pass in February. We’ll keep adding and updating so you have plenty of time to plan your holiday.  In the meantime, last year’s events are often good indicators of what to expect this year.

What is the best Fireworks Show in the Twin Cities Metro? If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article. Thanks!

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2024 Fireworks Schedule

Saturday, June 29, 2024:

  • HAM LAKE: Ham Lake Lions Park, 1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN. Fireworks show at 10pm, after a full day of festival fun.
  • ROSEVILLE: Central Park, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113. Fireworks over Bennett Lake at 10pm.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024:

July 3rd Fireworks events are my go-to option when I have to work on the 5th and don’t want to stay up late on the 4th.

  • ST PAULCHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101. Fireworks following the Saints v. Stripers Game. Tickets required to enter the stadium.
  • BLOOMINGTONNormandale Lake Park, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438. Fireworks at dusk

Thursday, July 4, 2024:

  • MINNEAPOLIS: Red, White & Boom Returns to the Riverfront! Fireworks begin at 10pm and festivities will be held at Water Works and the Stone Arch Bridge parking lot.
  • ST PAULCHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101. Fireworks following the Saints v. Stripers Game. Tickets required to enter the stadium.
  • CHANHASSEN: Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EAGAN: 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EXCELSIOR: Excelsior Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331. South Lake Minnetonka. Fireworks at 9:50pm.
  • LAKEVILLE: Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • RICHFIELD: Veterans Park, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN 55423.
  • STILLWATER: Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082. Fireworks at dusk.
    • Splurge: Fireworks Cruise and Fireworks Dinner Cruise, St. Croix River Cruise, 98 Walnut Street, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016. Tickets $37-$60 (with or without dinner buffet . Cruises without dinner will have concessions to purchase on a cash basis).
  • ST LOUIS PARKAquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • WACONIA: Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387. Play all day with Fireworks at dusk.
  • WOODBURY: M Health Fairview Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr., Woodbury, MN 55129. Fireworks at 10pm.

Friday, July 5, 2024:

  • ST PAULCHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101. Fireworks following the Saints v. Stripers Game. Tickets required to enter the stadium

Sunday, July 7, 2024:

INDEPENDENCE DAY FAMILY FUN EVENTS AROUND THE TWIN CITIES

MINNEAPOLIS 4th OF JULY EVENTS

Minneapolis Red White & Boom

Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Celebrate America’s birthday in Minneapolis. Red, White & Boom is back at the Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront! July 4, 2024. Fireworks at 10pm. More details TBA.

 SAINT PAUL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

4th of July at Langford Park

30 Langford Park, Saint Paul, MN 55108.
Picnic, parade, fun run, live music, speeches, kids activities, pony rides! FREE. July 4, 2024; 8am-6pm. More details TBA.

Independence Day @ Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55111
Visit Fort Snelling on the Saturday before the 4th for an Independence Day experience from the late 1890s with programming spanning the entire 23 acres. Attendees can enjoy an historic military parade, fifes and drums military music from, and cannon salutes. Site Admission: $8-$12/pp. 2024 TBA.

Collage of kids watching and playing with fireworks in a backyard - sparklers, snakes and smokers


TWIN CITIES NORTHWEST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

ANOKA

Annual Fireworks

Castle Field, 600 Castle Field Blvd, Anoka, MN 55303
Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks that light up the night sky.  10 p.m. 2024 TBA

COON RAPIDS

Coon Rapids 4th of July

Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Parade (Sunday at 1pm), children’s activities, carnival, music, hot rod car show (Saturday 5pm-11pm) and fireworks at 10pm on Tuesday the 4th. 2024 TBA, FREE. 

HAM LAKE

Ham Lake Freedom Festival

Ham Lake Lions Park, 1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Attendees can participate in kids’ activities, partake in free pulled pork sandwiches, listen to live music bands, and watch fireworks at 10pm. Saturday, June 29, 2024.

PLYMOUTH

Happy Birthday America Parade & Festivities

Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55447
Decorate bikes and strollers starting at 10am followed by a parade and live kids music by Kid Power with Rachael at the Hilde main stage. Thursday, June 27, 2024; 10am-noon; FREE.


TWIN CITIES NORTHEAST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

FOREST LAKE

Forest Lake 4th of July

Forest Lake, MN 55025
Carnival & entertainment each day; parade Saturday, fireworks on the 4th. 2024 TBA.

MAPLEWOOD

Maplewood Light it Up

Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Rd C E, Maplewood, MN 55109
Food trucks, family games and activities, inflatables ($5/pp), live music and fireworks display at 10pm. 2024 TBA; 4pm-10pm.

ROSEVILLE

Rosefest Party in the Park

Roseville Central Park, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113
Carnival activities, inflatable fun, puppet shows, live music all day and fireworks at 10pm. June 29, 2024; 2pm-10pm.

STILLWATER

Stillwater 4th of July Celebration

Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082.
Huge fireworks display over the St. Croix River, live music and fun around town — historic trolley, ice cream shops, parks. 4pm-Dusk.

WHITE BEAR LAKE

Manitou Days

Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Medallion hunt, Chalk My Logo event, Marketfest & farmer’s market, children’s fishing contest, parade, fireworks at dusk on the 4th, beach dance. 2024 TBA.


TWIN CITIES SOUTHEAST Metro 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

AFTON

4th of July Parade and Celebration

Afton, MN 55001
This annual Main Street celebration includes food, drinks, music trolley rides and parade. Festival 11am-3pm. Parade 1pm. 2024 TBA.

APPLE VALLEY

Apple Valley Freedom Days

Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley, MN 55124
July 4th Events: Parade at 1pm. Carnival 1pm-10:30pm. Live Music 6-10pm. Fireworks at 10pm. 2024 festivities TBA.

EAGAN

July 4th Funfest

1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Eagan Community Center festival grounds buzzes with a bike parade, carnival, music, parade and fireworks. July 2-4, 2024.

LAKE ELMO

Lake Elmo Kids’ Parade

Lions Park, 11320 Upper 33rd St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Lineup at 11:45am at Lake Elmo Avenue and 32nd Street and finish at Lions Park. Enjoy Pre-Parade activities from 10am-11:45, including crafts, face painting, free flags and temporary tattoos. Post-parade activities include ice cream, dunk tank, minnow races and a water station.
July 4, 2024; 10am – 1pm.

LAKEVILLE

Pan-O-Prog Fireworks

Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044.
Live music, inflatables. Bring chairs or blankets. Fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2024; 6-11pm.  

WOODBURY

Woodbury’s Hometown Celebration

M Health Fairview Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129.
Family Fun begins at 6pm with a kids zone full of bounce houses and open play in the green space and Madison’s Place Playground; live music,  food trucks onsite at 7pm, fireworks at 10pm.  July 4, 2024.


TWIN CITIES SOUTHWEST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington Summer Fete

Normandale Lake Park, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438.
Family Fun Zone usually includes activity booths, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, slides and more. Live Music on the 84th Street Kids Stage. Fireworks at dusk. July 3, 2024; 5-10:30pm.

CHANHASSEN

4th of July Celebration

City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317 (Fireworks)
Parade & kiddie parade, carnival games and rides, kiddie games, live music and fireworks. July 2-4, 2024.

EDEN PRAIRIE

Eden Prairie 4th of July Hometown Celebration

Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346
Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Evening concert by Eden Prairie Community Band on June 30th at Staring Lake. 2024 TBA; 6:30pm-8:30pm.
July 4th Celebration begins at 3pm with live entertainment, vendors, and Fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 2024; 3pm-10pm. 2024 Details TBA.

EDINA

Edina 4th of July Fireworks, Concert & Parade

Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435 (Fireworks & Concert)
Edina City Hall, 4801 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424 (Parade)

Celebrate America’s independence and patriotism with a 1-hour parade beginning and 10am and featuring veterans, marching bands, floats, horses, musicians, clowns, and more. The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band will play a special Independence Day concert at 8pm. Fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2024 TBA..

EXCELSIOR

Lake Minnetonka 4th of July

Excelsior Commons Park, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331.
Morning races, 11 am kids parade, popsicle social and fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2024, 7:30am-10pm. 

RICHFIELD

Richfield 4th of July

Veterans Park, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN 55423
Parade, family activities, medallion hunt, street dance, car show, wreath laying and fireworks. July 3rd 9am-11:30pm, July 4th 10am-10:30pm.

SAINT LOUIS PARK

July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426.
Concessions, vendors, musical entertainment by DJ Bob from 7-10pm, and fireworks set to music at 10pm. July 4, 2024, 7-10pm.

SHAKOPEE

Happy Birthday America Parade

Shakopee Lions Park, 1103 Adams St S, Shakopee, MN 55379.
Decorate your wheels (trikes, bikes, wagons, etc.) and join this parade. Popsicles and entertainment to follow. FREE, This event is on Friday, July 1st. Staging starts at 10am with the parade at 10:30am. July 3, 2024.

WACONIA

July 4th Fireworks

Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387
Fireworks begin at dusk. Consider arriving early for a day at the beach. Pack a picnic and grill out. There is a small playground near the picnic shelter. Carver County has recently eliminated its vehicle fee. FREE.  July 4, 2024.

2023 Fireworks Not Yet Confirmed for 2024

Stay Tuned We expect to see many of these events return in 2024.

  • ANOKA: Castle Field, 600 Castle Field Blvd, Anoka, MN 55303. Fireworks at 10pm. Monday, July 3, 2023.
  • EDEN PRAIRIESparklefest, Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN55347. Mini Kids Fireworks – No loud booms at this show 6pm-9:45pm. Monday, July 3, 2023
  • APPLE VALLEY: Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Arrive early for a pre-fireworks carnival beginning at 1pm; fireworks at 10pm. Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
  • BLAINE: National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55449. Fireworks at 10pm. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • COON RAPIDS: Coon Rapids Ice Center, 1100 Crooked Lake Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Fireworks at 10pm. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • EDEN PRAIRIE: Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346. Fireworks at 10pm. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • EDINA: Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435. Fifes and drums start at 8pm. First John Sousa Memorial Band concert at 8:45. Fireworks at dusk. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • FOREST LAKE: Lakeside Memorial Park, 95 E Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Fireworks at 10pm. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • MAPLEWOOD: Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Rd C E, Maplewood, MN 55109. Fireworks at 10pm. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • PRIOR LAKE: Mystic Lake Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 – Festivities include Food Trucks and Gin Blossoms concert beginning at 5pm. Fireworks at 10pm. FREE. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • SHAKOPEE: Valleyfair, 1 Valley Fair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379SPLURGE on a family day  at the theme park — 10pm fireworks included with park admission $32.99/pp+. Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • WHITE BEAR LAKE: Manitou Days Fireworks – Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.  Fireworks set to music 8pm-11pm.
  • DULUTH JULY 4th GETAWAY: Bayfront Festival Park, 350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802. Featuring live music all day and fireworks at 10:10pm. 10 Best Things To Do in Duluth with Kids in the Summer. Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Girl in front of Aerial Bridge in Duluth Minnesota in Summer

  • MUSIC IN PLYMOUTH: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth, MN 55447. Last chance, Fireworks in Plymouth after an evening of music headlined by the Minnesota Orchestra! Thursday, July 6th.

10 thoughts on “4th of July, 2024: Spectacular Fireworks & Independence Day Fun”

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    1. Can you be more specific about your doubts? Do you doubt that the 4th of July is Independence Day, that the Fireworks are Spectacular or that it will be fun? I’m certain of all three. The United States celebrates the signing of Declaration of Independence published on July 4, 1776 each year. There will be a grand exhibition of fireworks throughout the Twin Cities Metro. And, we have fun with barbecues, picnics and concerts all over the metro.

      But definitely, check back with us and let me know what you think. We would love to hear how your day goes.

  2. Event Title: Richfield 4th of July Celebration
    Date, Start and End Times: July 3rd 9am-11:30pm, July 4th 10am-10:30pm
    Event Address: Veterans Park, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN 55423

    1. Camryn! We are all so excited that Richfield is bringing back its 4th of July Celebration! Keep us updated as you get more details!

  3. Helen G Almonte

    July 4 has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. Each area of the united states celebrates the holiday differently. All celebrations have certain elements in common. Also, you can get a basic guide above to celebrating the 4th of July in the American style.

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